If you fancy a stint on the piste as part of your winter holiday this year, you don’t have to go far to get it. In fact, just across the Channel, ski France opportunities are rife and incredibly gratifying, regardless of your proficiency or age.

Skiing in France is popular with snow enthusiasts from all over the world, and it’s easy to see why. With a cornucopia of ski resorts to suit every capability, from beginners to experts, you can be sure that there’s a resort to match your ability and style.

Take a look at some of these superb resort options for the winter 2013/14 season and start making your decision on where to head for your mountainside escape.

Chamonix

Nestled in the shadows of Mont Blanc, Chamonix offers a great selection of challenging terrain and picturesque panoramas. There’s access to five ski areas and plenty to do on and off the slopes, providing an all-round experience, whatever you’re seeking.

Courcheval

One of the Three Valley resorts, Courcheval offers a fantastic snow record, varied terrain and plenty of opportunity to ski and board, whatever your proficiency on the slopes.

Les Deux Alpes

The high altitudes mean that the snow conditions are excellent and it’s a great resort for families, groups of friends and couples, whether you’ve tried your hand at skiing before or not!

Montgenevre

With some of the best snow in the Southern Alps, Montgenevre still maintains an authentic French feel that sometimes dissipates as resorts grow. With easy access to the 400km of runs that the Milky Way area provides, it’d suit beginners near the resort centre and advanced skiers at higher altitudes.

Val d’Isere

As one of the most snowsure resorts in the Alps, Val d’Isere certainly boasts a great reputation as an excellent base for skiing and snowboarding alike. With some amazing opportunities both on and off the piste, the resort is an absolute must-visit during your snow-capped travels.

Whether you decide on any of these fantastic resorts or opt, instead, for any of the other incredible alpine retreats is completely up to you. Skiing in France is one of the best winter breaks you can hope for and there’s some great offers to be had if you look today.

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